Life of Viscount Palmerston by Lloyd Charles SandersLife of Viscount Palmerston by Lloyd Charles Sanders

Life of Viscount Palmerston

byLloyd Charles Sanders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888. Excerpt: ... LIFE OF VISCOUNT PALMERSTON. CHAPTER I. LORD PALMERSTON AND TORYISM. 1807-1830. The Temples--Lord Palmerston's father and mother--At Harrow, Edinburgh, and Cambridge--Attempts to get into Parliament--A Lord of the Admiralty--Maiden Speech--Secretary at War--The New Whig Guide,--Palmerston in Society--His habits, tastes, and disposition--Development of his political views--Attempt to eject him from Cambridge--In the Canning, Goderich, and Wellington Cabinets--He resigns office--The Portuguese speech--Its faults and merits--Final breach with the Tory party. The Irish branch of the Temple family, from which Lord Palmerston sprang, was founded in the reign of Elizabeth by Sir William Temple, the grandson of Peter Temple, who was lord of the manors of Stowe and Butlers' Marston in the times of Henry VIII. Sir William, who was secretary to Sir Philip Sidney, and afterwards to Essex, and a typical example of the Elizabethan epoch, withdrew to Ireland after the breakdown of the Essex rising. His son, Sir John Temple, was Master of the Rolls in Ireland, wrote an ultiaEnglish History of the Irish Rebellion, and at one time sat in the English House of Commons as burgess for Chichester. Of his family, the eldest son was Sir William Temple, the well-known diplomatist, statesman, man of letters, and patron of Swift; the second, Sir John, who rose to be Attorney-General and Speaker of the Irish House of Commons, was Lord Palmerston's great-great-grandfather. The title dates from Sir John's son Henry, who was created a peer of Ireland by the titles of Viscount Palmerston, of Palmerston, co. Dublin, and Baron Temple, both in the peerage of Ireland. In spite of their long connection with Ireland, the Temples remained for the most part English in interests, and almost entir...
Title:Life of Viscount PalmerstonFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217505023

ISBN - 13:9780217505024